noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-orange, Nice head but fades quick, no lace. Aromas include yeast, straw, cardboard, hops. Taste is not heavy but quite bitter. Little malt but pleanty of herbal hops, tart fruit, earth, straw and yeast. Mouthfeel was right for the taste. Not the best craft brew but probably a lot like American beer before the macros took over.
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice taste in mouth but I couldn’t get through the aftertate. I didn’t hate it but it was "different". A beer to grow into possibly. Great head great body..almost a wife in waiting...but like a wife...it didn’t know when to shut up.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a nice medium amber topped by attractive creamy beige head, lacing is so-so. Aroma is fresh bread, maybe a little banana. Nothing really unique about flavor, just has a good fresh taste, maybe a bit doughy. Finish is a little cloying. Overall this is just a nice American classic, nothing fancy. Good stuff.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been drinking this for years, its a classic beer, with its own flavor. Its citrus flavored with a bit of spice too, hoppy, and refreshing at the same time, I know that it wouldn’t seem refreshing, but I often drink it on a hot California day, and its great. Good beer!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my staple session beers and definitely one of the more unique of the classic craft beers out there. Pours coppery with a thin white head. Smells of oranges, nuts and pepper. Tastes malty with a slightly bitter hoppy finish.
OldGrowth (3123) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Julio’s, 5Yr on the back. Good nose, sweet & fruity. Apple, grape, apricot, bubblegum, bready. Clean, classic orange bronze color. Small head that faded quickly. Bittersweet flavors. Like aromas, with a grapefruit and toffee being most prevalant. Medium body, oily slippery mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice brew, forgot how much I liked it. Like how it rolls on the tongue, heavier body than I’d expect for a common. So easy to drink.
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve really been enjoying anchor steam lately. Its pretty when poured, and has a very nice balance of taste and smooth drinkability. I used to waffle between this and Sierra Nevada as my most common session beer, but lately its been mostly Anchor Steam.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a deep golden color witha rocky offwhite head that laces and lingers well. Not much aroma to this one. Some light malts and a brief sniff of floral hops. Flavor is light malts and a semi bitter finish. Very balanced and a smooth drinker. A good summer beer. And not bad at all for something this readily available. Nothing overwhelming though just average in all ways.
darkcarrington (31) - USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely a good choice. A nice deep amber color and a definite hops presence in the taste. Very enjoyable and I would defnitely reccommend it.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My second beer from Anchor Brewing and I’m not disappointed. It pours a deep amber color and foamy head, just like the bottle label says. The balance between the malts and hops is right on. This one drinks smooth with a welcome bitter finish. This would serve well as a versatile beer suited for numerous occassions, such as sitting around writing reviews on RateBeer.com.